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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Helen Huang

Associate Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
(401) 874-2385

Dr. He (Helen) Huang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering of University of Rhode Island. She directs/co-directs the Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL), Laboratory for Integrating Neuron and Cyber (LINC), and Center for Heath Behavior Monitoring and Intervention (CHBMI).

Dr. Huang's research interest lies in neural and rehabilitation engineering, human-centered computing, biomedical cyber-physical system, human motor control, and orthotics and prosthetics (O&P). Dr. Huang's research team is working on development of neural-machine interfaces for artificial limbs and exoskeletons, design and control of wearable robots, modeling and analysis of neuromuscular control of movement in normal and neurologically disordered humans, and virtual reality in neuromotor rehabilitation. Dr. Huang was/is a recipient of the Delsys Prize for Innovation in Electromyography, Mary E. Switzer fellowship from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), and NSF CAREER Award. Her research was/is sponsored by NIH, NSF, NIDRR, DoD, the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council, and companies in the O&P industry. She is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering and a member of IEEE and Society for Neuroscience (SFN).

The Program

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, or a Certificate in the Neurosciences. The program provides broad instruction across several neuroscience disciplines and gives students an opportunity to focus on a specific area of specialization.

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Request for Proposals Rhode Island Neuroscience Collaborative Pilot Study Awards - Deadline for Applications: April15, 2014